Image by Clint Spaulding
We interrupt our regularly scheduled street style posts for a special tribute to Bill Cunningham. This past weekend, I watched Bill Cunningham New York and found myself more inspired by his life and outlook than I have been by anything else in a long while. Have y’all seen the documentary? If you have Netflix, look it up for sure.
If you don’t know, Mr. Cunningham is the photographer for On the Street and Evening Hours for the New York Times, highlighting both fashion forward and high society folk of NYC. But despite his prestige and power, he has not let anything go to his head. He visits charity benefits he finds to be a good cause, not those he feels will have big-ticket attendees. Those he snaps photos of on the street might be wearing a $2 Target accessory, but he doesn’t care. He is a champion for the creative. The original street style photographer, Bill Cunningham has been on trend before he knew what was trendy. I’m telling y’all, he’s a true inspiration and artist. Please watch this film, it’s a thing of beauty.